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Apple cuts back chip orders from Samsung, the war rages on

07 September, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple cuts back chip orders from Samsung, the war rages on - read the full textYou are all aware of the recent major US patent lawsuit involving Apple and Samsung. So far their patent quarrels had not have any impact on their component supply deal, which has Samsung provide most of the memory chips that Apple uses in its mobile device. According to Reuters and several...

 

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> In reply to i5 @ 2012-09-11 05:37 from in55 - click to readSorry, you need to be looking at after tax profit, cash on hand, market capitalisation, and essentually profit per mobile. Certainly Apple generates a far greater margin on their mobiles than does Samsung. Samsung is like a retailer of food - it is a volumes game to them. Luckly for Samsung they can also build WP8 devices which are likely to blow the market apart, with Android and Apple left behind. The market is a fickle and Apple seems to be resting on its laurels and with WP8 on the go that has to been a dumb move on their behalf. A new iphone 5 might be too little too late if it cannot even match or be better than the hardware and software of the Nokia Lumina 920. In other words, Apple may have already lost the percention it is the innovator. Pity really.

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  • 2012-09-11 06:59
  • y$g@

lets be real here apple makes a very decent product( well they get others to build it for them.) but alot of companies make decent products. but these apple lawyers and execs are going crazy suing every major player in the industry. there is no reason for that. apple is against innovation, and competition. but i give them credit for bringing out the original iphone, for a first attempt it was very well rounded off, and very user friendly( maybe it was for the american crowd) and the competition took notice.

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  • 2012-09-11 06:10
  • sfQM

apple choose samsung to be their major parts supplier because samsung is reliable and make the best quality products in quantity. i think apple is making a mistake on letting its lawyers go crazy. soon none of the big players are gonna want to do business with them. and apple lost alot of creditbility with the consumers.

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  • 2012-09-11 05:57
  • sfQM

apple is all hype. they are great at 2 things. marketing and suing.

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  • 2012-09-11 05:50
  • sfQM

apple is full of lawyers, maketing agents, and accountants. they didn't know what a mobile phone was 5 yrs ago and they still don't know how to make a phone by themselves. that is why they need all these other manufacturers to put their phone together.

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  • 2012-09-11 05:49
  • sfQM

> In reply to ken @ 2012-09-10 22:42 from 3drB - click to readmate i think that using a iphone has effected
your brian. if u hink apple has more money then samsung

apple share price 670.00
samsung 1275000 Korea market convert to us 1027.00 per share
price.

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  • 2012-09-11 05:37
  • in55

Only 2 days prior to new iphone announcement.
This new iphone better be smarter, larger screen, more advance and cutting edge than Galaxy S3.

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  • 2012-09-11 05:36
  • u7mY

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2012-09-10 15:36 from PASA - click to readYou have both misunderstood my point. Of course, they weren't the first to put a music player in a phone. They were the first to provide a seamless interface within the software, with an extended battery life, and a relatively large storage space.

This I think sums up the iPhone as a whole.

I am not saying it was the first to individually display these features in a phone. However, they were the first to put them into a seamless package that was attractive to the markets beyond geeks and older children.

You may hate the iPhone and Apple (I am certainly not a fan), however you must allow it to stand for the ground it broke within the mobile market.

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  • 2012-09-11 02:07
  • Fv4G

> In reply to johnmathias22@yahoo. @ 2012-09-10 22:58 from fu$c - click to readfor you it just might be a revolution.
perhaps with iPhone 5 you could create better sentences? or perhaps iPhone can help you with your grammar and spelling.
hahaha
it's iCrap for people who have brains. :)

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  • 2012-09-11 02:03
  • TfX2

Such a greedy corp like Apple still need Asian company to provide CHEAP components and also CHEAP manufacturing cost but sell their products at high price.

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  • 2012-09-11 01:40
  • ib42

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-10 05:35 from sfQM - click to readExtremely agree with your opinion, I hate them.

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  • 2012-09-11 00:24
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-08 02:05 from IWP0 - click to readYeah let us tell you. Its so dumb to fight back and defend yourself to a bully relentlessly attacking as opposed to just sitting there and letting them take you for everything you are. Glad there are smart people like you

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  • 2012-09-10 23:04
  • 8HRX

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-08 00:24 from j8Sw - click to readWow.....lol. example of true patheticness

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  • 2012-09-10 23:00
  • 8HRX
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one among of phone i priciacion to used is i phone 5 is a revolution of communication human being how can succeed communication, i phone 5 campony is become to beat samsung and ather phone, can,t compare iphone 5 is clear

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  • 2012-09-10 22:58
  • fu$c

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-09-10 18:14 from TfX2 - click to readBut Apple have more money than Samsung. Maybe they'll just buy Samsung and then shut them down! And just keep the factories for making iphones.

Would you like that?

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  • 2012-09-10 22:42
  • 3drB

> In reply to Adomas @ 2012-09-07 16:04 from n$ax - click to readSince they started making products. Uduh. Since when did you think you had brain cells?

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  • 2012-09-10 22:40
  • 8HRX

i phone5 is very fantastic phone can,t compare with athors phone, i priciation a i phone 5 is revolution of communication, iven we need remember that man who call stive is among who lets us to know idea of human being how can building mind and done best things like iphone 5 my conclusion is lets us to to provide cooparation how can buy iphone 5 lets us big market,God keep peace ertenal stive amina

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  • 2012-09-10 22:39
  • fu$c

> In reply to Imagewerx @ 2012-09-10 21:16 from 3GCn - click to readThey should stick to andriod and or windows. Bada never flew off.

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  • 2012-09-10 21:58
  • fqjG

> In reply to will lee wanta @ 2012-09-10 17:02 from PASA - click to readYes .. now apple is trying to approach Toshiba for upcoming chips .. bad idea

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  • 2012-09-10 21:48
  • 3JKM

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